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Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal
August 17, 2017

Beware the New China-Philippines South China Sea Deal

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Duterte administration continues to tout opportunities of a pact despite the significant risks it would involve.
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
July 25, 2017

China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Reports indicate Beijing’s coercive efforts continue even as it plays up a cooling down period in the South China Sea.

Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm
July 21, 2017

Beware the Illusion of South China Sea Calm

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The cooling down some are playing up masks underlying tensions and broader strategic realities.

Why Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Confidence-Building Matters
June 27, 2017

Why Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Confidence-Building Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An interaction by Hanoi and Manila this week is an important reminder about the significance of intra-ASEAN collaboration even as disputes continue to summer.

What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?
June 27, 2017

What's Behind the Resumed Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Activity?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Manila and Hanoi resumed naval personnel interaction on a feature in the disputed waters.
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
June 22, 2017

Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Incident is a warning that despite attempts to downplay the flashpoint, tensions could quickly escalate.

A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up.
May 30, 2017

A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up.

By Mark J. Valencia
China wants to be seen as cooperative, but doesn't want a binding COC.
Where Is China's New Underwater System in the East and South China Seas?
May 30, 2017

Where Is China's New Underwater System in the East and South China Seas?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
China's move toward an undersea observation network appears to be progressing.

What’s With Indonesia’s 'Big' Military Exercise Near the South China Sea?
May 23, 2017

What’s With Indonesia’s 'Big' Military Exercise Near the South China Sea?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The drills (though far more routine than headlines suggest) show that Jakarta is determined to protect its interests.

US, Singapore, Thailand Launch First Trilateral Exercise in South China Sea
May 15, 2017

US, Singapore, Thailand Launch First Trilateral Exercise in South China Sea

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Trilateral engagement is yet another manifestation of the growing multilateralization of U.S. exercises in the region.

What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?
May 13, 2017

What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An important recent engagement between the two sides was more than just about North Korea.
The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow
May 04, 2017

The Truth About Duterte’s ASEAN South China Sea Blow

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though the Philippine president has complicated things, focusing on this episode alone obscures more enduring challenges on the South China Sea question.

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